Rade Ostojic (aka Rudy) age 72 of Crown Point, IN passed away Oct 21, 2022. Rade was a lifelong and active member of St Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church. He retired from Lake County Highway Department with many years of service. He loved music and was the lead singer of a couple different Serbian bands throughout his lifetime the most recent being the United Serbs. He enjoyed singing for private and public events. He loved interacting with people and was definitely a people person. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, specifically his grandchildren. He was a creative and handy man, there was nothing he couldn’t fix or figure out how to fix.
Rade was preceded in death by his parents Djuro and Danica Ostojic. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Nada; two beloved children George (Tanja) Ostojic and Vera Ostojic, two cherished grandchildren Marko and Maya; adored sister Radmila (Branko) Susnjara and family from Australia and many other family members and Kumovi and close friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 10am until 11:30am at St Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 8700 Taft St, Merrillville with Funeral Service beginning at 11:30am. V. Rev. Aleksandar Novakovic officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call Mileva or Dave at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel at 219-736-5840
I loved that he was such a special neighbor and friend to my late husband Tony.
My dearest brother Rade. You are so dearly loved and will be terribly missed.
“You never failed to do your best
your heart was true and tender
you simply lived for those you loved
and those you loved remember.”
You will live in our minds and hearts forever.
Farewell to a wonderful uncle. You always made us feel welcome & loved.
At this sad time, we find comfort in the memories of happy times spent with you
& our families. Rest in peace ujo Rade.
My deepest sympathies and prayers to his family. Vjecnaja pamjat, Rade!
So sorry to hear about his passing wish I could have seen him One more time what a great man he would of done anything for anyone he will be truly missed R I P my brother
We are sorry to hear passing of Rade our condolences to Nada and all of his children. Branko and Desa Rnich🙏🙏
Rade was one of my +Vaso’s good friends. We were so honored and proud that our son Philip shared the stage with this amazing singer. May you sing with the angels dear Rade. You and Vaso can rehash all the good times you had here on earth. Vjecnaja pamjat! 😢😢
Sincere condolences are expressed to all of Rade’s immediate family, relatives, kumovi and friends from Paul Jerosimich and family from Nashville, TN. Rade and his band, United Serbs, touched a lot of lives, in a positive way, through their successful professional musical performances. I am glad to say that, they started their humble musical endeavor at my establishment, East Side Club, in mid-1970.
Rest in Peace, my Brother!
My most sincere thoughts and prayers for your family!❤️❤️
I met Rade at a music store ( Broadway Music ) I worked at, we immediately became friends! Rade was an amazing friend and the kind of man you never forget!! I regret that I cannot attend, as I am out of town until Oct. 28…
Please accept my condolences and know that every time Rade came into Broadway Music he was treated with the same Love he gave!
Primite nase iskreno saucesce Draga Vera I cela vasa porodica—zao nam je kad smo culi ovu tuznu vest
Our most sincere condolences to the family. Бечнаја памјат.
Ujo Rade, my earliest memory of you was when I came to America in 1984, I was 9 years old, and you took me for a ride on the back of your motorbike. I remember coming back home to Australia and telling all my friends, how cool my uncle was. I told them, “He’s a mechanic, can fix anything, rides a motorbike AND plays in a band.”
You were a kind, loving gentle soul, who was always smiling, laughing and made me feel loved. I remember people were always gravitating towards you, wherever we went.
Last time I visited was in 2014, with my wife Nadine, and 3 sons, Jayden, Ashton and Justin, I am so honored they all got to meet you and that they also have fond memories of their time with you. You welcomed my family with open arms and my children remember and still talk about sitting with you while you cooked a pig on the spit in your backyard.
I know your absence will be felt by so many, and we are all, absolutely heartbroken, you left us way too soon. RIP
Until we meet again…
Dean Susnjara and Family.
The best Uncle to ever exist, we will miss you Tetak.
My sincere condolences to Rade’s family and his many friends. I am so glad to have known him and been considered a friend of his.
🙏May his Memory be Eternal🙏
Someone as special as you Ujo Rade will never be forgotten! May your soul Rest In Peace xxx